You know what Maine Mendoza is really the kind who does not go on a strict diet, she admitted that.
Although during summer and for special occasions like vacation or for a photoshoot, she goes on a special meal plan. She mentions she likes eating asparagus and no rice at all.
But on a regular basis like in Barangay at Eat Bulaga, she eats what her Ka-Barangays also eat. Walang pinipili at walang arte.
But what do the experts suggest when it comes to having a diet and a slim and healthy body. The secret? You combine different diets! What?
Luckily, in the last few years our cultural and dietary baggage has become a bit refined, thanks also to the arrival of more or less sensible diet regimes, from which we can draw the best not so much to lose weight (as we know, it is always need personalized medical support to undertake a weight loss diet in the strict sense of the term), as to maintain physical fitness, maybe conquered thanks to the greater movement favored by the season and the holidays, or in any case to increase your well-being.
With the indications by Dr. Luca Piretta, gastroenterologist and nutritionist, University Campus Biomedico of Rome, we have analyzed three of the most interesting.
DIET TURBO. Created by the dietician of Hollywood stars Haylie Pomroy , presented in the homonymous book published by Sperling & Kupfer, the Pomroy, in contrast with the prevailing scientific thought (“with too fast diets you risk losing not only the fat mass but also the lean mass, which should be protected, “says Piretta), is among the first nutritionists to claim that a slimming fast (about 6 kilos in 14 days) induced by a right combination of food, herbs and spices (these last good salt substitutes and “fillers” of antioxidants, tannins and balsamic resins that stimulate the body), is the best strategy to lose weight, because it reduces boredom and discouragement , among the major saboteurs of the classic diets.
Get the best. Some Pomroy tips that you can follow to improve the performance of the daily diet: eat 5 times a day (for a total of 35 between meals and snacks every week) and at least every 2-4 hours to keep the metabolism high, choosing in proportions calibrate carbohydrates and proteins, vegetable in quantity and favoring foods and spices, preferably organic, identified by their thermogenic index (according to the Pomroy make fat burn faster), such as fish caught, eggs, quinoa. And then legumes, tempeh, mustard without additives, horseradish, pepper and other spices, rice, oats, buckwheat and kamut. Of course, during the day it is necessary to drink a lot of water, but in precise quantities, or 3 cl for each kilogram of weight.
DIET DASH. It reduces the pressure, it makes you lose weight and it is rather easy to follow: the anti-hypertension diet Dash (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), devised by the National Heart, Lung, and American Blood Institute , is the most effective according to the published ranking not so much long ago on the US website US News & World Report (usnews.com).
“It’s a diet that is generally useful for everyone, because it helps reduce the risk of getting hypertension,” says Piretta.
Get the best. The basic steps of the Dash diet, which can be adopted to improve form and wellbeing: limit the total salt to 2.3 grams per day (equivalent to just over two coffee spoons) and increase the intake of magnesium and potassium (vegetable green leaf, whole grains, seafood, legumes, bananas) and Omega 3 (fish, especially the blue and wild species), in addition to keeping the glycemic index under control.
MIMA-FAST DIET OF 5 DAYS. The 5-day “mima-fasting” longevity diet designed by the scientist Valter Longo, director of the Institute of Longevity of the School of Gerontology of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and biochemist of the Firc Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, to lose weight softly, especially in the abdominal area, improves cognitive functions and the biochemistry of good humor.
“But above all, it represents a model of antiaging power that aims to reduce the inflammatory components of a diet that is too rich in saturated fats, to regenerate the immune system and to attenuate the stimuli of excessive cell proliferation, thus contributing to cancer prevention”, underlines Piretta.
Get the best . The mima-fasting diet should be undertaken with personalized rhythms, for example once every 4 months if you are healthy and do little movement, and provides about 1100 calories on the first day and about 800 calories in the remaining four, distributed on complex carbohydrates (such as broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin, mushrooms), good fats (for example walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, the latter because it is rich in medium chain fat, easier to digest and immediately used as a source of energy) and plant proteins derived mainly from nuts.
But the goals achieved with the mima fasting diet must be capitalizedregularly adopting a proper diet that can always be followed by anyone and that, according to the scientist, must get as close as possible to a plant regime (legumes, vegetables, fruit) and more fish 2-3 times a week. It is also essential to sit at the table keeping an eye on the clock to better support the biological rhythms and hormonal secretion of the organism (with all the advantages that derive from the assimilation of food and the sense of hunger / satiety). For Longo the ideal is to observe 12 hours of fasting at night and 12 hours of daytime to spend with meals, better if divided into 2 main plus a snack (all the insights on: ”
Remember to always seek a nutritionist and your doctor because not all diets are fit for everyone.
So what’s the ultimate diet for Maine, well, always eat on time. Sleep enough and do not deprive oneself with enough rest. Have a positive and healthy mindset.